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Among Changes at UAMS, Amanda George Accepts CFO Position

Amanda George, CFO for UAMS Clinical Programs

Amanda George has accepted the position of associate vice chancellor for clinical finance and chief financial officer for the Integrated Clinical Enterprise at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, according to Leslie Taylor, UAMS vice chancellor for communications and marketing.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson took the reins just over a week ago and is expected to appoint national search committees to fill the position of dean for the College of Medicine as well as of the director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

“These are both very important positions so we will conduct national searches to get the right people but there’s no timeline at this point,” Taylor says. “He does have them on his radar and he is very focused, particularly with the National Cancer Institute designation because that’s something we’ve been working for some time.”

The National Cancer Institute designation brings with it grant funding and shared research resources and developmental funds to further cancer diagnoses and treatment options for patients around the country.

Dr. Pope Moseley stepped down as executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine in February and Dr. Chris Westfall is serving as interim in that position. Dr. Peter Emanuel resigned as director of the Cancer Institute in May. An interim director will be named soon, Taylor says.

The position of vice chancellor for campus operations – currently held by Mark Kenneday, who has announced he will retire at the end of the month – has been reconfigured, according to Taylor. The new position of associate vice chancellor for campus operations will be filled by Brian Cotten. Cotten will report to Bill Bowes, UAMS chief financial officer and senior vice chancellor for finance and administration.

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